2014 is the year of Ocean Chronograph for IWC, and a bunch of novelties about Ocean-themed watches is a good evidence. But we have seen too much diver watches and almost forget that IWC has it gentle side and IWC Portofino is a good expression of the gentle style. And now what we are talking about is the IW544804, a moon phase watch that brings its nature elegance before us.
IW544804 reaches 46 mm and as thick as 11 mm. This is a big size among man watches, but not so thick as we could imagine, so persons who wear it would give us an overwhelming feeling. 18 k white gold is applied to the watch and the dial is deep grey, a perfect color in such a setting, because the grey color neither so deep as grey nor so pure as white. With other details, this is a mature grace. Since this is a moon phase watch, then that must be highlighted. The light blue air hangs a silver-color moon and expresses the ebbs and flows of moon in the dial. Moon phase does not have its practical use in our daily life, because it is specially designed for the navigation. Experienced sailors can tell when comes the tide using the moon phase, and ,now for Jack, it is just an ornamentation and is for your appreciation.
When we come to talk about the movement, IWC Portofino IW 544804 is fitted with a Cal.98800 movement. This is a manual winding movement that was produced by IWC. It sizes 37.8 mm and is thick as 6.1 mm. what’s more, it is fitted with Glucydur Balance wheel that offers good performance. Cal.98800 movement can oscillates at a frequency of 18800 times per hour and works in such way for over 46 hours.